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TP10361 - Newport St Woolos Church Turret Flagstaff
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Newport St Woolos Ch TurretST57/T48ST57T048330877.90187603.670.0003BOLT01/06/194400
Newport St Woolos Ch TurretST57/T48ST57T048330874.84187600.180.0003FLAGSTAFF01/06/194401Dest 07/85

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13792nd with 97 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.83/10 (from 12 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Aug 2012
Was Last logged: 14th Mar 2018

Of the 12 logged visits,
2 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Intersected Station.

The Turret Flagstaff
St Woolos Cathedral

By pkbathrooms

By pkbathrooms
Turret with replacement flagstaff
By Dusty
See 11 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 14th Mar 2018  10:40  by cmb1953

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 17th Feb 2017  15:29  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Church. Flagstaff on turret, didn't seek access to the bolt

Good condition 31st Aug 2016  10:49  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Killing time whilst son does driving theory test and this was just the thing. A flagstaff, a CBM, a geocache and a lovely ornate fountain outside.

Good condition 25th Jun 2016  14:16  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 30878 87608   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

St Woolos' Cathedral, a Grade I listed building, said to have been founded around 500AD. Many changes and additions over the centuries, 1818/9 restoration. OS records 2 components: Bolt - no access to investigate; and Turret Flagstaff - recorded destroyed July 1985, but seems a replacement has been erected. Cut benchmark on buttress at NE angle of tower.

St Woolos Cathedral TP10361©jonglew
The Turret Flagstaff TP10361©jonglew

Good condition 25th Feb 2016  13:03  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A nice looking building, and I could see some sort of flagstaff so logging it as being there.

Possibly missing 8th Mar 2015  09:27  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: ST 30874 87600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

There is a cutmark on the buttress but sadly I could not locate the cutmark today - herris fencing around the buttress prevented me getting close and as I was adhocing, did not have the information to locate. The name "Woolos" is a corruption of Gwynllyw, the 5th-century Welsh saint who first founded a religious establishment on the site.The present building has sections that date from Anglo-Saxon times. In the 9th century the wooden church formerly on the site was rebuilt in stone. This indicates the importance of the cult of Saint Gwynllyw and the wealth of his shrine as stone buildings were unusual in Wales at this point. Part of this building is now incorporated into St Woolos cathedral as the Galilee chapel now at the west end of the Cathedral. Circa 1050 the church was attacked by pirates and left in ruins.It was badly damaged in 1402 when Newport was attacked by the forces of Owain Glyndŵr and underwent a major rebuilding including the addition of the tower. It also seems to have been damaged in the English Civil War period when a statue above the main entrance representing a benefactor of the church seems to have lost its head. It is either Jasper Tudor, the Earl of Pembroke, or Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham as both helped rebuild it after Glyndwr's attack.The cathedral has been partially rebuilt or extended in every period up to the 1960s, and is currently undergoing much-needed repairs. An appeal fund was started in 2006 to raise the 1.5m needed to rescue and repair the building, and is still ongoing. Repairs to the roof started in February 2011 by Newport based contractor Instaat Projects Ltd, although further fundraising is necessary and other restoration is required to prevent serious dilapidation. In 1929 St Woolos became the pro-cathedral of the new Diocese of Monmouth, attaining full cathedral status in 1949.With the enthronement of Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Wales in February 2000, the cathedral became the Metropolitan Cathedral for Wales for the third time in its life. The cathedral continues to serve Wales, the diocese and the City of Newport; it also serves a large parish. It is also a place of pilgrimage for political and industrial historians - a plaque in the church yard commemorates the bloody suppression of the Chartist rebellion here in 1839. The Dean of Monmouth between March 1997 and May 2011 was the Very Reverend Dr. Richard Fenwick. In May 2011 Dr. Fenwick was consecrated as the Bishop of St. Helena within the Anglican Church of South Africa. The Diocese covers the islands of Saint Helena and Ascension in the Atlantic Ocean. The Reverend Canon Jeremy Winston was installed as Dean of Monmouth on 10 September 2011, but died from a brain tumour on 22 November.On 13 January 2012 it was announced that his successor was to be the Reverend Lister Tonge. He was installed on 31 March 2012. In June 2013, Dominic Walker OGS retired as the Bishop of Monmouth. The current bishop is Richard Pain, installed on Friday 18th October 2013.

Possibly missing 1st Oct 2014  12:14  by Ant1974

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

Possibly missing 18th Aug 2014  08:20  by newestindustry

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 8/10

As previous visitor has commented, the new flagstaff may be a replacement. Beautiful building.

Good condition 1st Sep 2013  00:55  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Discovered whilst Geocaching.

Woolos church turret. Woolos church.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 22nd Jan 2013  10:04  by trigging on an island

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Church turret looking fine today with some fresh overnight snow.

Churchyard with turret behind

Good condition 17th Jan 2013  15:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

I have a broom that I have had for many years. I have had to replace both the handle and the head a couple of times but I still have the broom.

Possibly missing 26th Aug 2012  10:30  by Dusty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

ST57 T048 Flagstaff. OS have as destroyed July 1985. The one I can see must be a replacement?

Turret with replacement flagstaff

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